Coppering the Cannonby James Cannon
What makes someone a good policeman? Is it all rushing around with blue lights flashing? What is it like to face violent and drunken people on a Saturday night? How would you cope with the carnage of a fatal accident, or interviewing a suspect for a robbery? How much have police methods changed over the last 30 years? With a light touch this book gives an anecdotal insight into all this and more. We meet murder, violence, terrorism, rape, industrial disputes, robbery and public order, and everything else you can think of. Mixing humour and pathos, life and death, success and failure we are taken on a fascinating journey through the eyes of a young policeman in the 1970's.
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This is an exhilarating account of the triumphs and failures of a young police constable during his first, probationary years 'on the job' in England. We are rushed from one account to another learning, with the author, just what being a cop is all about. There is humanity, humility and humour in this book. We meet many steriotypical 'villains' but are encouraged to realize that each cannot be so easily labelled. A really good read. We need to know about the next years now, please, Mr.Cannon